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17 ‘gamblers’ arrested in city

17 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in separate drives arrested 17 alleged gamblers in the capital’s Chawkbazar and South Keraniganj, reports BSS.

“A total of 17 people were arrested from Champatli area of Chawkbazar police station and Shuvadda Uttarpara of South Keraniganj police station areas on Friday night,” Additional DIG Mahfuzur Rahman, commander of RAB-10, told BSS on Saturday.

He said 29 mobile phones, Taka 55,523 in cash, 1140 gambling cards, a bed sheet and a box were seized from them during the operation.

The arrestees are Md Rubel, 35, Md Alamgir, 33, Md Yusuf, 34, Md Hasan, 38, Md Ibrahim, 32, Md Hasan, 32, Mohammad Ali, 40, Azizul Islam, 30, Md Siddiqur Rahman, 32, Md Iqbal Hossain, 35, Md Arif Bepari, 38, Md Soleiman, 38, Md Haidul, 38, Md Selim, 41, Md Palash, 38 , Md Sohail, 32 and Md Mizan Talukder, 38.

During preliminary interrogation, they admitted that they were professional gamblers and also involved in various criminal activities.

Separate cases were filed against them with respective police stations.